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New York Times, Monday, June 12, 2017

Actor who has hosted the Oscars nine times, a number second only to Bob Hope

Author:
Dan Margolis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Margolis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Margolis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Dan Margolis notes:
I am very pleased to have my 2nd puzzle run in the NY Times! I have to give credit to some college friends for helping me bring this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, BOY MEETS GIRL interpreted as "famous men with a last name that's also a girl's name." RAUL JULIA is perfect, as JULIA is a ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times6/12/17 ( No. 24,688 )
Across
1
Skilled : ADEPT
6
What's more : ALSO
10
"Once ___ a time ..." : UPON
14
"___ got a deal for you!" : HAVEI
15
Apply, as plaster : DAUB
16
Repellent : VILE
17
First of a series of sci-fi movies starring Sigourney Weaver : ALIEN
18
10:1, for example : ODDS
19
Computer command for the error-prone : UNDO
20
Actor who has hosted the Oscars nine times, a number second only to Bob Hope : BILLYCRYSTAL
23
Something stubbed : TOE
24
Powerful explosive : AMATOL
28
Baseball's ___ Joe DiMaggio : JOLTIN
32
Watchdog org.? : SPCA
34
Wrath : IRE
35
Sound of danger : ALARM
36
He played Gomez in 1991's "The Addams Family" : RAULJULIA
38
Prefix with -zoic : MESO
39
Tube-shaped pasta : PENNE
40
Geese formations : VEES
41
Comic actor who was an original cast member of SCTV : JOHNCANDY
43
Swiss capital, to French speakers : BERNE
44
India pale ___ : ALE
45
Affectedly creative : ARTY
46
Wild animals : BEASTS
47
Club Med, for one : RESORT
49
The "f" of fwiw : FOR
50
Beginning of a rom-com ... or a description of 20-, 36- and 41-Across? : BOYMEETSGIRL
57
In fine fettle : HALE
60
College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
61
Bert's pal on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
62
Word of woe : ALAS
63
Thumbs-down votes : NAYS
64
Repeated short bits in jazz : RIFFS
65
Agree (with) : JIBE
66
Itsy-bitsy biter : GNAT
67
Units of nautical speed : KNOTS
Down
1
Melville captain : AHAB
2
Limp watch painter : DALI
3
Satanic : EVIL
4
Rind : PEEL
5
Dickens lad who says "God bless us every one!" : TINYTIM
6
Worship : ADORE
7
___ Gaga : LADY
8
Soap bubbles : SUDS
9
___ course (part of boot camp) : OBSTACLE
10
Throat dangler : UVULA
11
Wrestling win : PIN
12
Outdated : OLD
13
With 21-Down, military hawk : NEO
21
See 13-Down : CON
22
Key of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Abbr. : AMAJ
25
Many flooring installers : TILERS
26
Show the ropes to : ORIENT
27
Alternatives to purchases : LEASES
28
Preserves preserver : JAMJAR
29
World Cup chant : OLEOLE
30
Mascara is applied to them : LASHES
31
1982 Disney film : TRON
32
Devastating hurricane of 2012 : SANDY
33
Pint-size : PUNY
36
$2,000, if you land on Boardwalk with a hotel : RENT
37
Iris's place : UVEA
39
Spring break activity in Miami Beach or Cabo : PARTYING
42
Beloved, in "Rigoletto" : CARO
43
Crazy : BERSERK
46
Web crawler : BOT
48
Way overweight : OBESE
49
Thanksgiving meal : FEAST
51
Haunted house sound : MOAN
52
New Age singer from Ireland : ENYA
53
___ and bear it : GRIN
54
Help desk offering : INFO
55
Fissure : RIFT
56
What 1 is to 2 and 2 is to 3 : LESS
57
Journey to Mecca : HAJ
58
"Aladdin" prince : ALI
59
Chemist's workplace : LAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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